MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses
The MOOCs search and student ratings sites include:
Class-Central - https://www.class-central.com/
Coursetalk - http://coursetalk.org/
Grade my course - http://www.grademycourse.com/
MOOC Advisor - http://mooc.studentadvisor.com/courses?by=rating
Mooctivity - http://www.mooctivity.com/
MOOCs-list - http://www.mooc-list.com/
Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses
Open Education Europa - http://www.openeducationeuropa.eu/en/find/moocs
Top Free Classes - http://www.topfreeclasses.com/
Other MOOC tools and resource sites:
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-classes-online/ - Online College Classes: Introductory (101) courses. 400 introductory courses from some of today's most highly respected institutions: Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Penn State University, University of California Berkeley, University of California Irvine, University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, and Notre Dame
BOOKBOON - Free eBooks
http://bookboon.com/blog/en/bookboon-com/about-the-company/ - Bookboon.com originates from Denmark, out of Ventus Publishing, established in 1988. Ever since it was founded, the company has focused on publishing education related books for business professionals and students.In 2005 the company made a strategic leap and became the first book publishing company in the world to focus 100% on free eBooks. As a global eBook publisher, bookboon.com offers a range of over 1000 eBooks in seven languages, directly available to download from the website.
Course: CFHE12 Current/Future State of Higher Education - An open online course,Current/Future State of Higher Education, offering in fall 2012 will evaluate the change pressures that face universities and help universities prepare for the future state of higher education.
Target Audience - http://edfuture.net/blog1/course-topics/ - The course will be of interest to university administrators, faculty members, researchers, business leaders, students, government officials, and NGO’s that are active in higher education
MOOC aggregator that provides "listing per month" of MOOCs starting by most of the different MOOC providers listed in this site. Information on Ownership or sponsorship of this site was not available.
http://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/comments/1hkilr/heres_a_list_of_31_free_online_programmingcs/ - List of free online programming/ CS MOOCs starting in current month.
http://www1.edcast.com/ - edCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud™ powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits to enable millions of students to collaborate with each other and lean.
A new volunteer-based startup that conducts FREE Research for Educators.
The organization puts retired Teachers and Librarians back into meaningful engagement with other educators.
http://educatorlabs.org/request-a-resource/ - To request a resource
Course: Online Learning Today....and Tomorrow
Live Sessions: http://www.uis.edu/technology/live/edumooc.html
Organized by the University of Illinois - Springfield
http://edupunksguide.org/resources - The Edupunks' Guide was written to be a first-of-its kind resource for the future of education: a comprehensive guide to learning online and charting a personalized path to an affordable credential using the latest innovative tools and organizations.This section of the guide lists organizations, networks, and sources of further information that can help you learn for free, get a degree, design your own learning plan, and connect to other learners and professionals in many fields
Create your own Online Classroom. Free Forever. Instantly create and edit online courses, forums and quizzes, share documents and embed any multimedia content straight into your course. With our state of the art visual editor your course will look like an expensive study book with just a few clicks. - https://eliademy.com/en#sthash.7dlinC0w.dpuf
www.formswift.com - Group offers three fillable, Common Core-aligned lesson plan templates for K-12 Teachers. These templates are customized for English, Science & Math lessons and can be downloaded to PDF or Word format with a single click. This is just the beginning of what they hope will become a very extensive FREE resource for teachers.
http://mooc.hiberniacollege.com/Home.aspx - Ireland. First Irish massive open online course (MOOC) on the theme of Irish identity.
Michigan State University
http://foundations-of-science.zoology.msu.edu/ - Foundations of Science. By taking this MOOC, you will be able to:
distinguish scientific from non-scientific and pseudoscientific ways of thinking about the world. (You will be able to explain the difference between astrology and astronomy to your psychic).
better engage with science material in the future. (It’s a slippery slope…once you start talking quarks, there is no going back).
think more critically and to make informed decisions (or why you probably should not buy anything in an infomercial).
understand science as a reliable method for comprehending the natural world (which is more of a credible threat…global climate change or the end of the Mayan calendar?)
http://www.mooctivity.com/- MOOCTIVITY aims to guide you through this maze by providing you with:
- an advanced search engine that helps you navigate through 500+ online courses based on employer recommendations, student reviews and key course features (e.g., start date, workload, duration);
- a Twitter-type social network that allows you to “invite” and “follow” your friends, colleagues and fellow students in order to easily stay up-to-date with the courses they are taking and their course favorites. Tailor your online education based on the advice of people you trust.
http://www.moocresearch.com/ - MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) will begin to address this research gap by evaluating MOOCs and how they impact teaching, learning, and education in general. This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Intended to explore the potential of MOOCs to extend access to postsecondary credentials through more personalized, more affordable pathways.
http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/aboutus - The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education.
An OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality college and university‐level educational materials. These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content.
The Consortium provides a gateway to OCW projects and courses for the entire OCW community.
OpenCourseware Sites - http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/courses/ocwsites
To Find Courses - http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/courses/search
http://openmooc.org/about-us/ - Open source community around Open Mooc solution licensed with Apache 2.0. Open Mooc is supported by UNED and CSEV (Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual) a foundation created to promote virtual education by using ICT in higher education.
ONLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Description: National aggregator search site for the online course offerings of public Community Colleges nationwide.
http://sofia.fhda.edu/ -Content for 8 courses is now available online for free through the Sofia open content initiative.The Sofia project is an open content initiative launched by the Foothill - De Anza Community College District with funding support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Under the leadership of Foothill College, Sofia promotes faculty and institutional sharing of online content. Modeled after MIT′s OpenCourseWare Initiative, Sofia encourages the free exchange of community college-level materials on the World Wide Web. It is our hope that Sofia will lead to the exploration of ways of supporting instruction and student learning using web-based resources
SPANISH LANGUAGE MOOCs &Search Sites:
Chile - https://novoed.com/decisiones - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Mexico - www.mooc.mx
Spain - www.mooc.es - Easy to use comprehensive search site for Spanish language courses offered globally by MOOCs providers
School of Graduate & Professional Studies
http://stevensonnewsroom.org/2013/07/10/stevenson-offering-free-mooc-survey-of-forensics-to-introduce-students-to-the-discipline-of-gathering-legal-evidence/ - Offers a MOOC Survey of Forensics for individuals who want an introduction to the science and discipline of forensic investigation and gathering legal evidence. The course will provide an overview of three important forensics areas of study: Forensic Science, Cyber Forensics, and Forensic Studies.
http://www.textbookvideos.com/consumer_behavior_mooc_-_begins_april_22_2013 -Consumer Behavior in Economics MOOC.
MOOC features 52 professionally-produced short videos, animations, text, notes, photo galleries and quizzes that will make it easy for anybody to better understand Consumer Behavior in Microeconomics. TextBookVideos is the educational films division of YoungCuts Inc.
THE OPEN LEARNING DESIGN STUDIO'S MOOC
The Open Learning Design Studio's "Learning Design for a 21st Century Curriculum" MOOC will run from 10th January to 13th March 2013.
The Structure of the MOOC reflects a proposed process for a design inquiry project. In such a process, designers identify a (learning/curriculum) design challenge, explore it to gain an understanding of its context and driving forces, generate possible solutions, implement a solution and reflect on the process as a whole and its outputs.
This MOOC has been designed with further and higher education professionals in mind - lecturers, qualifications teams, awarding bodies, learning technologiests, library and student support staff and learning and teaching specialists - but may also be of interest to teachers (or teachers to be) in secondary schools or informal/work based learning facilitators, in fact, anyone with an interest in curriculum and learning design.
Tutoring Matching Network - MOOC Tutoring
http://www.tutormatchingservice.com/about - Tutor Matching Service was created to increase access to one-on-one education and in doing so promote student success. Tutor Matching Service was originally piloted and financially sponsored by a handful of university tutoring centers (learning centers), career centers, and student governments including IUPUI, CalTech, Purdue, NYU Poly, and Kent State University. At most colleges and universities, there is no tutoring available for upper level chemistry, physics, math, languages, and other courses. College learning centers get frequent phone calls and emails from parents looking for college tutors.Tutor Matching Service is now used by over thirty two and four-year institutions, and is financially supported by withholding a 10% booking fee from enrolled tutors (i.e., a student books an hour of tutoring at $10.00 per hour and the tutor receives $9.00. The student pays no additional taxes or fees.) If the tutor volunteers their services, there are no fees.Tutor Matching Service gives students and parents better access to affordable, high-quality private tutoring and allows tutors to focus on teaching and learning—not scheduling or payment.
http://www.uniquedu.com/enintohk/ - Uniquedu is a cooperating partner with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in the development of the MIIT CSIP Mobile Cloud Computing Training Center and MIIT CSIP-Baidu Internet Marketing College. Uniquedu is a leading comprehensive educational solution-provider, dedicated to enhancing the talents of software development professionals and project management in the areas of mobile Internet, cloud computing, and Internet marketing, as well as other cutting-edge domains
West Virginia Education Network (WVEN) & West Virginia's Remote Online Collaborative Knowledge System (WVROCKS)
https://sdnops.wvnet.edu// - SDNOPS - Practical Application of Software Defined Networks. Software Defined Networking is emerging as one of the most promising and disruptive networking technologies of recent years.It has the potential to enable network innovation and create choice, thus help realize new capabilities and address persistent problems with networking
WORLD EDUCATION UNIVERSITY
Free advertiser-supported online courses and programs. WEU offers a variety of online vocational training programs, enrichment classes and corporate training programs to help you learn virtually anything you want to learn.
http://www.theweu.com/catalog/ - Courses/Program Catalog
Accreditation - As per their site on accreditation: "WEU is preparing the necessary materials to apply for accreditation. At this time no assurance can be given as to when, or if accreditation might be granted. WEU is authorized to operate as a degree granting institution of higher education and is exempt from the California Private Post-Secondary Act of 2009"
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